Barbara Allen Spencer 87, of Beardstown, IL, passed away at 11:35 p.m. Wednesday, February 15, 2017, at Memorial Medical Center in Springfield, IL.  


She was born October 5, 1929 in Astoria, IL.  She was the daughter of the late Charles D. and Lillie I. Woodford Smith.  She married Robert R. Spencer October 23, 1948 in Rushville.  He passed away November 27, 2015.  


Surviving is a daughter, Melody Smith & husband Dan of Branson, MO; two sons, Robert D. Spencer & wife Ruth of Knoxville, TN, Daryl Spencer of Orange Beach, AL; two grandsons; five granddaughters; four great grandsons; seven great granddaughters; two brothers Ivan Smith, and Stan Smith & wife Barbara all of Rushville, IL; a sister-in-law, Donna Smith of Rushville, IL.  She was preceded in death by her brother, Lynn Smith.  


Barbara was a lifelong housewife and a non-denominational Christian.  Funeral services will be at 11:00 a.m. Monday, February 20, 2017 at the Worthington Funeral Home with Mr. Jeffrey Vogelzang & Mr. Scott Hanks officiating.  


Interment will follow in the Rushville City Cemetery.  Visitation will be held from 10:00 a.m. until the time of the service on Monday.  Memorials may be given to the American Cancer Society.  Private condolences and expressions of sympathy may be sent to